What is a monkeybox?

When I was a little girl, we had a pet monkey named Amanda. My Dad worked in the produce business, so each night he brought home that days culls in a big box - spotty cucumbers, pithy apples, limp celery, moldy oranges and the like. We called it a monkeybox. It was really just trash, but my Mom would take each piece of fruit and trim it, pare it and cut it up to make a beautiful fruit platter for Amanda. Even though it was deemed trash by one, it still had life left in it and was good for the purpose we needed it. That's how I live my life - thrifting, yard saling, looking for another's trash to be my treasure.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

May 31, 1991

Today is our 20th Wedding Anniversary.  I remember thinking I would never meet anyone and I would never get married.  That seems like a couple of years ago.  But, now *WHAM* I've been married 20 years.  We were "together" a year before that, friends a year before that and we knew each other a couple of years before that!  So, we've known of each other for over 24 years.  Which I can't believe, since I still think I am in my twenty's.  :)

I was going to post a photo from our wedding, but it is deep in the cedar chest which is burried under all our winter clothes that haven't been put up yet.  And, frankly, I'm just don't have the energy to dig it out.  That's what twenty years of marriage will do to you.  Oh well.

If you want the whole story on how all these rainbows and unicorns came to be (and I know you are just on the edge of your seat waiting to read it.....), check out this classic post.


  1. Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

  2. Congrats. Must be that time of year...Tom and I hit 22 years on Friday. Nice to meet the right guy huh?

  3. happy anniversary shara!

  4. Heh heh, I heart the creepy guy story. Congrats.


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